posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 02:08 PM
a reply to: SubTruth
Dog,Horse racing....Bull fighting are all forms of animal cruelty in my book.
Neither dog racing or horse racing are cruel.
The animals involved in them truly enjoy doing it....but that doesn't detract from the fact that some people involved in the sports engage in some
cruel practices in their pursuit of them.
The vast majority of dog and horse owners and trainers involved in the sports truly love their animals and treat them with the utmost care and
The unscrupulous ones need rooting out and should be punished in accordance with the law in addition to being banned from having any future
involvement or connection with the respective sport.
Here in the UK there simply are too many racehorses racing for at times relatively pitiful prize money.
Many of these 'mediocre' and 'poor' horses are indeed treat poorly and have a less than ideal existence when their careers are over.
Exactly the same can be said about dog racing.
A few years ago a man was fined the paltry sum of £2000 for killing literally thousands of greyhounds who despite being healthy were deemed too old
to race anymore.
I do not for one minute think this was a unique, one-off operation and suspect it may be a relatively common practice.
This is totally unacceptable.
The sports in themselves are not cruel - animals love running and racing - and we should not taint everyone involved in them with the same brush, but
more could and should be done to eliminate some of the cruel practices associated with the sports.